October 24, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Gas drilling picking up on state land

Legislation in budget calls for additional state land leases

More gas drilling is coming on state forest, game and park lands in the region. More...

‘Green’ projects reviewed

ATV trail establishment heavily discussed

Priorities for Potter County’s Greenways project were discussed by a handful of individuals, with considerable discussion given to establishing more ATV trails in the northern portion of the county.   More...

Marcellus Shale gas meetings set in Emporium

Energy companies are starting to move into Cameron County as part of a long-term plan to produce natural gas from deep wells drilled into the Marcellus shale formation, spread across much of western and northern Pennsylvania. More...

Viewpoints

Through An Old Timer’s Eye s

Saturday dawned cold, rainy, snowy and just about as miserable of a day as you can imagine. This did not deter the kids and their fathers from showing up at the Pheasant Hunt at the Andrews Farm.   More...

Parents Need To Be Responsible

To the editor:   A letter to the editor in your Oct. 17 edition, entitled “Does Anyone Care?,” has me frustrated and angry. I am usually not one to respond to such things, but I just find a need to this time.   More...

Special Canoe, Kayak Classic!

To the editor:   Cameron County Canoe and Kayak Classic will be part of the county’s sesquicentennial observance.   Just wanted to let everyone know that April 3, 2010, is our event date. Please make a note.   More...

Community Life

Vocal harmony rings Saturday

Rich vocal harmony and plenty of fun are on tap for Saturday night at the Coudersport High School auditorium, as barbershop singers from a wide area come together to present “A Broadway Review!”   Tickets are $10 at the door. More...

Parents, grandparents asked to join services group

Potter County Integrated Children’s Services Planning Committee has put out a call for parents and grandparents to join the group and play a part in deciding what programs and services would best benefiarea young people. More...

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Students at Woodland Elementary School in Emporium were recently recognized for their positive behavior as part of the Good Bin program. More...

Sports

Unbeaten Raiders continue march toward playoffs

Cameron County rolls along undefeated in high school football, but nobody can say that the Red Raiders have not been tested.   More...

Falcons preparing for playoffs

Playoff time is drawing closer for the young and improving Coudersport High School football team. More...

Lyon leads Raiders in win

Brandi Lyon had 11 kills and 20 digs to help Cameron County defeat Northern Potter in varsity volleyball Thursday night, 3-1. Karlee McLaughlin added 12 kills and 15 digs, while Kate Basgall had 24 assists and 19 service points with five aces. More...

Obituaries

Sandra K. Moyer

APRIL 11, 1954 - OCTOBER 14, 2009

Sandra K. Moyer, 55, of Bangor, formerly of Coudersport, died Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Bethlehem.   Born April 11, 1954 in Coudersport, she was a daughter of Geraldine Hatt Davis of Coudersport and LeRoy Davis. More...

Marian M. Shaffer

MAY 8, 1927 - OCTOBER 17, 2009

Marian M. Shaffer, 82, of Coudersport died Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009, at her residence.   Born on May 8, 1927 in Millersburg, she was the daughter of Allen H. and Carrie L. Feidt Klinger. On April 2, 1950 in Northumberland, she married James H. More...

Death Notices

Patrick J. Fannin   Patrick J. “Pat” Fannin, 61, of Emporium, died unexpectedly on Oct. 14, 2009, at Mount Nittany Medical Center, State College. Burial was in Newton Cemetery, Emporium. More...

Officials: most with flu have H1N1

‘Swine flu’ believed to be culprit in 99 percent of cases

Influenza is becoming more widespread in the area, with H1N1 “swine flu” accounting for more than 99% of the cases throughout the state, according to a spokesperson for the Pa. Dept. of Health.   More...

Rigases score court victory

Judges rule that tax evasion charges ‘double jeopardy’

Although John Rigas and son Tim, who have been in a North Carolina federal prison for more than two years, do not face imminent release, their argument that federal prosecutors are piling on with a separate criminal case against them found a recepti More...

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For many years, Edgar “Sonny” Tucker was Mr. Ski-Doo in northcentral Pennsylvania. More...

Halloween activities

Halloween events will begin this weekend and continue through Oct. 31. Today (Saturday), Austin Fire Department will sponsor a party and parade, beginning at noon at the firehall. Children in grades six and under are invited to participate. More...

News

More train crash grants to be available

Another round of grants will be available as a result of fines collected due to the 2006 derailment of a train that released more than 40,000 gallons of lye into Big Fill Run, Sinnemahoning Portage Creek, and the Driftwood Branch of Sinnemahoning Cr More...

H1N1 shots restricted to ‘high risk’ patients

A limited supply of vaccine to prevent influenza H1N1 has come to the region. Charles Cole Memorial Hospital recently received an initial supply. More...

H1NI flut shots in Emporium next week

Emporium Health Center will hold influenza H1N1 vaccination clinics for a limited number of patients starting next week.   More...

Potter County News

Countywide emergency services group meets

Each fire, ambulance and fire police organization in the county is asked to designate at least one representative for the Potter County Emergency Services Council. More...

Austin native warden at federal prison in Muncy

Potter County native David Ebbert detailed his experiences as warden of the medium-security facility in the Allenwood federal prison complex during a presentation last week in Lycoming County. More...

Bridge, road projects slated

Several Potter County projects are listed on state’s Transportation Improvement Program for work from now through 2012.   Potter County Planning Director Charlotte Dietrich stressed that the projects are dependent on funding. More...

Outdoors

Prospecting for ‘gold’ in California

Fly fishing has been greatly romanticized in recent years. The sport has been popularized in movies, in magazines, and on television. It is easy to see why fly fishing has become so popular. A skillful fly fisherman is a pleasant sight to watch. More...

Swingset ‘Victim’ doing fine

A young bull elk known locally as “Swinger” appears to be doing fine after being rescued on Aug. 20 from entrapment in the chains of a swing set in Benezette. He is left with only one antler until he grows a new set next spring. More...

Assessing state’s rattlesnake population

Matt and Paula Wilson, husband and wife team from Smethport, had a busy summer. More...